ALouisville, Ky. woman named Audree Kopp noticed something odd appear on her wrist a few weeks ago while she was in the process of moving into a new home, as reported by WLKY. A large, red bump had begun to form on the outside of her wrist, and Kopp first thought it might be some kind of spider bite. She went to her doctor and was prescribed antibiotics, but the bump continued to worsen.
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Fearing that something was seriously wrong, Kopp went to the emergency room where she was sent into surgery. Doctor Amit Gupta, who treated Kopp’s wrist, told WLKY, “She had a large abscess on the back of her wrist, so I basically made an incision and drained the puss all the way down.” Gupta found three types of infection in the abscess, and he said that it was due to bacteria from her hair ties getting underneath her skin through hair follicles and pores via a tiny cut. The below picture shows the infected spot after Dr. Gupta drained the puss out.